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The rise of the Dominican Republic

March 1, 2016

The Dominican Republic has forged its international reputation around tourism, but its diverse economy is bringing in investment in sectors as varied as telecommunications and textiles, while the country's president is setting to work on educational standards. Key players from the Dominican Republic discuss the country's promise in a Leadership Series roundtable discussion that was sponsored by BanReservas and independently written by The Banker.

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Towers Watson and Willis Group pull off a merger of equals

February 1, 2016

The merger of HR consultancy Towers Watson and insurance broker Willis Group raised plenty of cross-border challenges for their legal advisers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher on both sides of the Atlantic. Edward Russell-Walling reports. 

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HSBC breaks new ground with onshore Chinese bond issuance

January 4, 2016

The liberalisation of Chinese capital markets continues apace as HSBC becomes one of the first foreign banks to issue onshore bonds in China. 

Standard Bank brings second Namibian bond to market

Standard Bank brings second Namibian bond to market

December 1, 2015

Namibia has weathered the emerging markets storm to issue only the second-ever government bond, a deal that Standard Bank helped to arrange after acting as joint-bookrunner on the country's inaugural bond. Edward Russell-Walling reports. 

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Pakistan makes successful return to the bond market

November 2, 2015

Political and economic instability have kept Pakistan out of the bond markets for the best part of the past decade. However, with the reform-minded Nawaz Sharif government instilling confidence in investors, Citi has helped to facilitate the country's return to the markets.

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Ghana breaks sub-Saharan Africa records with Eurobond

November 2, 2015

Ghana has overcome delays and disruptive economic conditions to issue the longest ever sub-Saharan African Eurobond. 

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Baird reaps rewards of US private equity taste for Europe

October 1, 2015

Mergers and acquisition specialists Baird has used its  trans-Atlantic strength to cash in on a rush of US private equity firms to European shores. 

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UBS stays active as Greek crisis hampers European debt market activity

September 1, 2015

The renewal of the Greek crisis at the end of the second quarter of 2015 had many in the debt capital markets ducking for cover, but UBS stayed active and pushed through a number of large, innovative deals. 

BNP Paribas aims for sustainable success

BNP Paribas expands green bonds operation

August 1, 2015

Green bonds are fast becoming in-demand instruments for capital markets investors, and BNP Paribas has restructured its debt capital market business to capture this growth. By Edward Russell-Walling.

Credit Suisse cements Lafarge Holcim merger

Credit Suisse cements Lafarge Holcim merger

July 1, 2015

Credit Suisse has successfully guided a mega cement merger between Holcim and Lafarge, easing anti-trust sentiments among regulators and constructing a multi-track asset sale.

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